Scott County Nursing Center is a small government-owned facility located in Winchester, Illinois. We awarded this facility an overall grade of B. A score in this range requires solid scores in most areas. This place definitely has plenty going for it. This nursing home's impressive profile was highlighted by its inspection grade, which is addressed in the next paragraph.
Scott County Nursing Center
Updated May 1, 2022 by Sara Levinsohn
Rural Route 2,
Winchester IL 62694
60.61% estimated occupancy 1
Registered Staff Hours
In addition to being a strong nursing home overall, this place especially excelled in our inspections category, where it earned a grade of A+. Not many nursing homes fared better in that area. Our inspection ratings are based on datapoints found on the a nursing home's recent inspection reports. Facilities that score well in this area typically have few deficiencies on those reports. Most importantly, these places generally do not have any severe deficiencies which are associated with risks to patient safety. While this facility had a few minor dings on its government inspection report, it had no severe deficiencies. Severe deficiencies are those found in categories G, H, I, J, K and L. This means that the government inspectors did not consider any of the deficiencies on this facility's report to pose an imminent threat to patient safety or health. A couple relatively minor deficiencies aren't the end of the world.
This facility really excelled in the area of nursing, where it received a grade of A-. Few nursing homes performed better in this area. In determining our nursing grades, we factor in both nursing hours and the skill levels of those nurses. This facility provided 4 hours of nursing care per resident per day. This is an impressive figure which typically leads to higher quality care. Finally, this facility also excelled in several quality measures we assessed. With less than five percent of its residents suffering from pressure ulcers, it performed as well as any facility the country in this category. This is typically an indicator that a place has reliable quality controls. Many pressure ulcers can be avoided by offering better nursing care and having a system of moving patients even once per day.
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Long-term Care Quality
Additionally, this facility also was awarded favorable long-term care scores in our assessment. Indeed, we gave it one of our stronger scores in that area, with a grade of B+. When facilities receive this type of score in this category it is typically a good sign for resident care and indicates that the place is well-staffed with nurses aids. In addition to looking at the amount of care provided by aids and other staff, we looked at the number of residents vaccinated for pneumonia. This facility administered the vaccine to 100 percent of its residents. Vaccines are vital to keeping patients out of the hospital. This nursing home also excelled at keeping its patients out of the hospital. It had just 1.06 hospitalizations per one thousand long-term resident days, which is a substantially better hospitalization rate than most nursing homes.
Short-term Care Quality
The final area we rated is short-term care, was this facility's least impressive category. We gave this nursing home a D in this category. This was one of just a couple of dings in an otherwise strong profile. In the category of short-term care, we seek to evaluate measures of a facility's rehabilitation services. We look at a facility's skilled nursing services, including those performed by registered nurses and physical and occupational therapists. It appears that this facility was below average in many staffing areas we looked at. The facility provided fewer physical therapist and registered nurse hours per patient than most facilities. Lastly, we assessed the percentage of patients that eventually returned home from this nursing home. This nursing home didn't fare well here either. In fact, we found that just 37.8 percent of this facility's patients were able to return home.
Rating Over Time
Compared to national and state averages across all facilities.
Scott County Nursing Center Quality Metrics
Minimizes Pressure Ulcers
In Scott County Nursing Center, 8.96% of Patients had Pressure Ulcers
This datapoint is a measure of the percent of long-term care patients who suffer from pressure ulcers or bed sores. We bake this statistic into both nursing and long-term care grades.
Minimizes Serious Falls
In Scott County Nursing Center, 3.48% of Patients had Serious Falls
This datapoint gauges the percent of long-term patients that have had falls which resulted in serious injury. Falls can happen for a variety of reasons, but excessive numbers of falls may be an indicator of poor nursing care.
Minimizes Urinary Tract Infections
In Scott County Nursing Center, 2.6% of Patients had UTIs
This indicates the percentage of patients who suffered from a urinary tract infection. These infections are sometimes linked to poorer hygiene.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Psychotic Medication
In Scott County Nursing Center, 18.2% of Patients use Anti-Psychotic Medication
This tells you the percentage of residents who were given antipsychotic medications. Antipsychotic medications are prescribed to patients for many medical conditions, including dementia. Tragically, in some situations, high levels of antipsychotic drug use may indicate a nursing home is using these medications to control patient behavior.
Appropriately Uses Anti-Anxiety Medication
In Scott County Nursing Center, 19.06% of Patients use Anti-Anxiety Medication
This tells you the percent of residents who were prescribed antianxiety medications. These drugs are given to residents suffering from anxiety and depression.
Managing Depression Among Residents
In Scott County Nursing Center, 29.52% of Patients
This is the percent of residents showing depressive symptoms. Increased levels of depression could reveal a lower level of care.
Appropriate Vaccine Usage
In Scott County Nursing Center, 87.71% of Patients
This is a measure of the percentage of long-term stay residents who were vaccinated against pneumonia and flu.
Residents Maintain Autonomy
In Scott County Nursing Center, 14.14% Percentage of Patients
This is the percentage of residents that needed additional assistance with activities of daily living over time. High levels of needing for assistance with ADL's could indicate the erosion of a patient's medical condition.
Ability to Keep Residents Mobile
In Scott County Nursing Center, 19.35% Percentage of Residents
This metric measures the percent of long-term care residents that remained mobile levels. Many believe that mobility is important for patients mental and physical health.
In Scott County Nursing Center, 1.5 Hospitalizations per 1,000 resident days
This is the number of hospitalizations per 1,000 days of care. There is typically a correlation between staying out of the hospital and the overall quality of care.
Short-term Care: Rehospitalizations
In Scott County Nursing Center, 19.35 Percentage of Residents Rehospitalized
This indicates the number of times residents are rehospitalized per thousand days of short-term patient care.